Our recommended restaurants for gourmets

There are so many restaurants in Merano/Meran and the surrounding area that we have put together the very finest of them together for you as a guest at the ImperialArt Boutique & Design Hotel. With our recommended restaurants we want to emphasise the diversity of the restaurants in Merano/Meran and make the agony of choosing a bit easier for you. From typical Italian cuisine to South Tyrolean specialities, sushi, exclusive fish dishes to fine Michelin-starred gourmet indulgence, the restaurants in Merano/Meran and surroundings have everything to offer that gourmets and connoisseurs desire.

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At Restaurant Sissi in Merano, passion means constantly being on the lookout for something great, showing genuine hospitality and allowing authentic experiences to develop. Contemporary Italian cuisine with character, Wine list with 500 labels, informal and familiar atmosphere.
No dress code, top quality food in a relaxed environment
The Sissi is just 250 m away from the imperialart hotel.
Also ideal for a quick lunch.
1 Michelin star since 2009

Restaurant Sissi
Galileistr. 44
39012 Merano

0473 231062

Two gastronomic highlights combined in one spot. Enjoy south tyrolian fine dining at the Restaurant Schlosswirt, a few steps from the traditional Beerbrewery Forst or exlusive cuisine at the Gourmetrestaurant "Luisl Stube" with sophisticated and innovative dishes on star niveau.

Restaurant Schlosswirt Forst
Vinschgauerstraße 4
39022 Algund

The idyllic restaurant in the old castle walls offers international cuisine of a high standard in a distinguished and elegant ambience. Highlight: The great aperitif bar opens at 18.00 p.m.  for a sparkling aperitif before dinner.

Restaurant Kallmünz
Piazza della Rena 12
39012 Merano

The Meteo is the place to go if you are looking for something special. Situated directly on the promenade, you can listen to the sound of the river Passer while being served unusual delicacies. what more could you ask for on a warm summer evening?

Ristorante Meteo
Passeggiata D'Inverno 51 (Passeggiata Gilf)
39012 Merano

RADIKAL LOKAL - A historic building under preservation order has opened as a new restaurant in 2019. With a young spirit and a clear motto: radically local

The fine furnishings, the pleasant light and the choice floral decorations ensure the perfect atmosphere for a thoroughly successful culinary experience.

The cuisine:
modern and unpretentious, conjured up from the best seasonal ingredients and refined with skill and care..

steaks & more

An exclusive ambience combined with sophisticated gourmet creations provide you with a very special kind of indulgent experiences at Hidalgo. The meat specialities in particular ensure a dreamy look on connoisseurs’ faces. Hidalgo, with more than 37 years of tradition, is never tired of offering something new: in the new “restaurant in the restaurant”, the Hidalgo Beef Tasting japanese-mediterranean style, you will be able to sample Kobe Beef and Wagyu from Japan, as well as the first Wagyu from South Tyrol and other delicious kinds of meat. In the classic grill restaurant, gourmets will be pampered with mediterranean antipasti, handmade pasta, risottos and desserts.

Restaurant Hidalgo
Romstr. 7
39014 Postal/Burgstall

Located on the Passer Promenade, directly next to Merano's Kurhaus, the restaurant is the perfect place for those who like to indulge in excellent grilled meats combined with refined Mediterranean cuisine, surrounded by a typical Art Nouveau ambience.

Kurhaus Restaurant
Freiheitsstr. 33
39012 Meran

Pizza pazza

The 357 in Merano was set up in 2016 with the idea of serving good pizzas made with love and topped with the very best ingredients.

Their secret lies in fast service but also high quality, which you can savour in a relaxed, warm and welcoming environment.

They pride themselves on their dough, which is allowed to rise properly for making the very lightest of pizzas. The pizzas are topped with fresh ingredients.

Only a few alking minutes from the imperialart!

Pizzeria "357"
Plankensteinstr. 357
39012 Merano/Meran

0473 055357

Here you will find kindness, friendliness and sympathy ... the perfect ingredients that will make La Smorfia the right place to spend pleasant evenings.

La Smorfia
Via Goethe 40c
39012 Meran

Bar und Bistro

the new & urban meeting place in the heart of merano.
looking for a delicious lunch or a south tyrolean dinner in a modern ambience? on top of that rita will spoil you with her creative aperitifs.

Corso Libertà 178
39012 Merano


want something other than dumplings? we can only advise you to go to Minto! The fusion cuisine between Japanese sushi and Italian specialities lives in perfect symbiosis here. after all, the details make the whole picture.

Gourmet Sushi Minto
Via S. Marco 2
39012 Meran

Chef Francesco Cacciapaglia, a lover of Mediterranean cuisine given his origins in Puglia, offers dishes with authentic and genuine flavors, where particular attention is given to the processing of fresh fish. Ideal place for a quick lunch and “business lunch” (from Tuesday to Friday) but also for pleasant and romantic evenings where the culinary offer is expanded and enhanced by impeccable service.

Aqua Restaurant
Passerpromenade 56
39012 Meran

Bella Italia

taste the south in the north! this trattoria doesn't serve pork knuckles - but they will hardly be missed here. plunge into pasta heaven here - homemade, fresh and something new every day!

Trattoria al Boia
Centro Storico – Porta Passiria
vicolo Ortenstein, 9
39012 Merano

the chance to hang out here after a good glass of red wine in the late afternoon is very dangerous. the signorvino tempts you with delicious italian scents already late in the afternoon. italian "tagliere" with various cold cuts, antipasti, pasta and warm starters as well as main courses and desserts are part of the success concept here. especially in summer, the restaurant tempts you with its romantic terrace in the backyard.

Restaurant Signorvino
Lauben 104
39012 Merano/Meran

a mix of south tyrolean and italian cuisine -  fresh, tasty and seasonal. no fixed menu but a handwritten menu on boards is proof of this. a hit every time!

Trattoria Flora
Portici 75
39012 Merano

South Tyrolean

fantastic food and mega location!

the Saxifraga stubm is located directly on the tappeinerweg. It's worth the climb - the view (as you'd probably guess) will blow you away!

Saxifraga Stub’n
Via Zenoberg 33
39012 Merano

At lunchtime and in the evening, you can look forward to Alpine-Mediterranean à la carte delicacies.
This is accompanied by wines from selected vintners or various craft beers.

In the afternoon, you can enjoy small snacks or homemade cakes, coffee and homemade juices.

Leiter am Waal
Plars di Mezzo, 26
39022 Lagundo

The Restaurant Sigmund in Merano – South Tyrol is one of the most traditional restaurants with a long gastronomical story in the heart of the city center.

Locals and tourists from all over the world appreciate the warm and 

familiar leading, the historical, cosy local and the reknown tyrolean cuisine with a mediterranean touch.

Freiheitsstr. 2
39012 Meran

It's time to try perfectly prepared dumplings, good ribs and well-cooked bacon. The Knödelglück restaurant is particularly famous for its delicious apricot dumplings. The herb liqueur to finish is also an absolute must.

Zenobergweg, 15A
39019 Tirol
(no parking spaces)


Culture, design and food are combined in a special experience, and behind the nostalgic walls of the old soap factory in Marlengo near Merano, a place is being created that combines them.
Here, design, culture and taste join hands. It is a meeting place for gourmets, design lovers and all those who appreciate that special something.


Im Kult
Gampenstrasse 19
39020 Marling